Montana Code Annotated 2013

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     37-7-1503. Prescription drug registry -- reporting requirements. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), each entity licensed by the board as a certified pharmacy or as an out-of-state mail order pharmacy that dispenses drugs to patients in Montana shall provide prescription drug order information for controlled substances to the registry by:
     (a) electronically transmitting the information in a format established by the board unless the board has granted a waiver allowing the information to be submitted in a nonelectronic manner; and
     (b) submitting the information in accordance with time limits set by the board unless the board grants an extension because:
     (i) the pharmacy has suffered a mechanical or electronic failure or cannot meet the deadline for other reasons beyond its control; or
     (ii) the board is unable to receive electronic submissions.
     (2) This section does not apply to:
     (a) a prescriber who dispenses or administers drugs to the prescriber's patients; or
     (b) a prescription drug order for a controlled substance dispensed to a person who is hospitalized.

     History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 241, L. 2011.

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